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26 Next his brother came out, gripping Esau’s heel;[a] so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.(A)

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  1. 25:26 Heel: in Hebrew ‘aqeb, a wordplay on the name Jacob; cf. 27:36. The first of three scenes of striving with Esau. The second is vv. 27–34, and the third, chap. 27. In all the scenes, Jacob values the blessing more than his ardent but unreflective brother Esau does.

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